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Sep 26, 2012 4:00am EDT
. of course, obama's speech comes at a time when the united states is facing a very difficult situation in the middle east. we saw the ongoing protests, and of course, anti-u.s. sentiment is at relatively high in terms of its historical sort of context. but again, peace is hard is what obama made very clear in his speech. a warning shot to the remaining dictators in the region. also saying that countries like bahrain, which is a neighbor to saudi arabia, the world's top oil exporter, that the reform needs to happen there as well. what a lot of observers were hoping for is that there would be more of a focus on syria and iran. president obama spent quite a bit of his speech talk about the palestinian-israeli conflict and the tensions there. but when it comes to syria, he said the united nations need to act on that front. the united states is not going to just stand by. they have to overcome the pretty much resistance from other countries like russia and china in the united nations security council. but when it comes to iran, united states making it clear that they will do what they must,
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